What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy was invented in Japan in the 1970’s by Dr. Toshima Yamauchi to relieve pain and treat rheumatoid arthritis. Whole body cryotherapy is a cooling therapy that uses nitrogen gas to cool your body in just 2-3 minutes and is similar to the concept of applying an ice pack to a painful muscle or joint, but on a larger scale.
Are there any restrictions for whole-body cryotherapy?
Those with the following conditions cannot use the cryotherapy chamber:
- Uncontrolled blood pressure (high or low)
- Raynaud’s Syndrome, or any disease/condition that causes a sensitivity or allergy to cold
- Unstable heart pain, or history of a heart attack
- Disease of the blood vessels or blood clots
- Open sores or active infection
- Uncontrolled seizure disorder
- Nerve pain (neuropathy)
- People under the age of 16 (ages 16-18 are allowed with parent/guardian consent)
What are the benefits?
Every participant has their own individual response; however, many report:
- Increased energy
- Greater alertness and focus
- Rapid recovery from workouts
- Anxiety and depression relief
- Better sleep
- Decreased muscle and joint pain
- Promotion of weight loss
- Reduced signs of aging
How often can I get cryotherapy?
No more than twice per day, and at least 4 hours between the two sessions.